Floyd Mayweather Jr, one of the best pound-for-pound boxers ever, and newly retired, has tipped a fight between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford to eventually be the biggest fight in boxing.
This is somewhat of a bold claim, but if there's anyone to be an authority on future talent and big money fights, it's Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.
Errol Spence Jr, who is IBF welterweight champion, has a record of 23-0, and 20 KO's, whilst former two-division world champion Terence Crawford has a record of 32-0 with 23 KO's - both rather impressive stats to boast.
As neither fighters are huge stars in the sport right now, Mayweather believes it will be in the future that a fight between the two will be massive, although it can't be the too distant future as Spence and Crawford are 28 and 30 years old respectively.
"Soon, the biggest fight in boxing is going to be Errol Spence vs Terence Crawford. In the future, but not now," Mayweather said to Fighthype.
He then added: "I'll pay to see it," and if Mayweather would pay to see the fight, that's good enough for most boxing fans.
Although, one may argue that both boxers will struggle to gain the popularity in order to produce the biggest fight in boxing, which can be brought down to the fact that neither boxer has been doing much in terms of fighting the hard, exciting bouts against difficult opponents.
With Crawford fighting boxers such as Felix Diaz and Henry Lundy, hardly headline PPV titles. Spence has also only fought once in the last 11 months, nowhere near enough to make a real name for himself, with his next title-defending fight coming in June.
Also, Crawford's fighting style is somewhat lacklustre. By holding, running, and constantly changing stances, he's hardly a note-worthy fighter; compare that to Gennady Golovkin, one of the biggest names in boxing at the moment, who is a real pressure fighter, always looking for the knockout.
But, despite this, Mayweather stands by his decision to call Spence v Crawford the biggest fight in boxing to come,
"I was 35 when I boxed these guys. I knew Errol had it, and I don't need to box Terence Crawford to know he's got it," Mayweather said.
Only time will tell if he's made the right call.
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